5 Star Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
The Face Suites is a gorgeous yet reasonably priced 5 Star Hotel in Kuala Lumpur located in the vicinity of the Golden Triangle (Kuala Lumpur’s commercial, shopping and entertainment hub). It is also less than a 20 minute walk from the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower.
A taxi from the airport with GRAB (South East Asia’s Uber) is approximately 60MYR / £12 and takes around 50 minutes – one hour. The airport has a civilised queuing system where you wait inside the terminal until you have a notification that your GRAB has arrived. You then show your notification to the staff and get your GRAB taxi outside.
5 Star Hotel in Kuala Lumpur: The 1 Bedroom Apartment
The Face Suites offers extremely spacious apartments (suites), some with amazing views of the city. It was easily one of the largest suites I have stayed in and at £75 a night, it is a great value.
We stayed in a one bedroom superior apartment which features a separate bedroom with king bed, en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower and a walk-in-wardrobe / storage area. This room is split by a sliding door from the rest of the apartment.
The living space is HUGE with a large sofa, coffee table and TV and a small table and chairs. The kitchenette is equipped with sink, hob, microwave oven and large refrigerator with freezer.
The Face Suites offers a buffet breakfast served from 7-10.30am at Level 50A in the Platinum Hall. As it was £15pp, we opted out and went to a local restaurant for breakfast.
5 Star Hotel in Kuala Lumpur – The Infinity Pool and Gym
One of the main attractions to The Face Suites was the infinity pool on the Sky Deck with gorgeous views of the City. It used to have unobstructed views of the Petronas Twin Towers but frustratingly for the hotel, a taller building is currently in construction. So it is not that peaceful! They should update their website to remove reference to stunning views of the twin towers from the infinity pool.
Despite the construction, the infinity pool still remains a beautiful spot. There is a little hut to swap out your towel card (which you get at check in) for 2 towels per card. Unsurprisingly the pool area was always busy when we visited and there are a limited amount of sunbeds surrounding the pool. On our second day we managed to grab two though! The construction of the pool area means that you don’t always get sun but that’s definitely good given how hot it can get!
The gym is also on the 51st floor and there is a decent range of equipment including treadmills, cross trainers and weights.
If you still want views of the Petronas Towers, treat yourself to a cocktail at the rooftop bar, Deep Blue.
We loved this 5 star hotel in Kuala Lumpur – big thanks to Emma at Catch 52 for recommending it! The suites are modern and so spacious which was a real plus point. Some online reviews talk about issues with the timing of the elevators but we did not have any problems. Despite the construction, the infinity pool is still a real selling point.
We ordered GRAB’s from the hotel to other parts of the City which never cost more than 24MRY / £4.50. If we were spending longer in KL, we would have stayed within a short walking distance of the buzzing Bukit Bintang area.
East London Girl: 5 Star Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
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